There are basically three levels of acne:
- Mild Acne – a few blemishes that are close to the surface, and not deep or inflamed.
- Moderate Acne – notice deeper nodular lesions and some redness surrounding the blemish.
- Severe Acne – many lesions, multiple cysts, and a great deal of redness and inflammation.
The exact causes of acne are not the same for everyone since some struggle with severe forms of acne while others experience mild to moderate acne or just the occasional breakout. So what triggers these breakouts? There are several risk factors that have been identified:
Controlling acne can be difficult. There is a multitude of medications and topical treatments to help, however, there are simple things you can do to help control/prevent breakouts and new infections: